Instructions:


The Power of Critical Thinking, Second Canadian Edition: Chapter 05

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) True
b) False

Question 2:


a) True
b) False

Question 3:


a) True
b) False

Question 4:


a) True
b) False

Question 5:


a) True
b) False

Question 6:


a) True
b) False

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) sufficiently similar.
b) sufficiently similar in irrelevant ways.
c) complete opposites.
d) not sufficiently similar in relevant ways.

Question 9:


a) acceptable premises.
b) unacceptable premises.
c) deduction.
d) acceptable but untrue premises.

Question 10:


a) it is hypothetical.
b) there is good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action.
c) there are only two possible results.
d) there is no good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action.

Question 11:


a) not reasonable.
b) an appeal to tradition.
c) an appeal to the masses.
d) reasonable.

Question 12:


a) irrelevant to her character.
b) evidence that the claims are false.
c) irrelevant to the truth of the claims.
d) relevant only in court.

Question 13:


a) using rhetoric.
b) making false statements.
c) ignoring the person.
d) criticizing the person who makes it.

Question 14:


a) psychologically impotent.
b) logically flawed.
c) deductively valid.
d) inductively valid.

Question 15:


a) no one has rejected it.
b) no one has proven it false.
c) a substantial number of people doubt it.
d) a substantial number of people believe it.

Question 16:


a) red herring.
b) straw man.
c) begging the question.
d) appeal to the person.